Project engineer Aftersales and Services

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  • Drachten

About Us

Damen Maritime Ventures is a new division within Damen and part of Damen’s overall efforts to drive the transformation of the shipbuilding industry and shape the future of maritime solutions. Our effective, efficient and pragmatic strategic portfolio management enables our division to maximize shareholder impact, by adding value through collaboration and pro-active engagement with and between our maritime ventures. We connect our ventures and ideas with operational expertise and world-class infrastructure. We scale the most promising ideas to deliver meaningful impact to Damen.

Some products do not fit the Damen divisional structure but do require a project organization that can execute and build them. Within Damen Maritime Ventures we are creating an entity focusing on these products. The Cargo Vessels market is currently strong and 10 projects have been sold in recent months and we expect more will follow. In addition, products such as pontoons and perhaps more in the future, are sub-contracted to this newly created project organization entity. We are building this entity from scratch which creates various inspiring vacancies. We require (new) colleagues that are willing to help each other, go the extra mile, think across their own discipline, jump-in for assistance as needed. A “start-up” that requires a can-do mentality. Do apply when this (ad)venture triggers the positive energy in you!

The Role

As Project Engineer Aftersales and Services you take care of the planning, preparation, coordination and execution of projects with regard to the handling of warranty claims related to Damen Cargo Vessels (DCVe) projects (after delivery service, possible malfunction, , repair and maintenance) of clients in such a way that the quality requirements, delivery reliability and profitability of the department are met. In this role you work closely with a small Aftersales and Services team within Damen Cargo Vessels and you are in close contact with all other disciplines within the Damen Cargo Vessels team and the Damen Services division in Gorinchem.

Key Accountabilities

In this role you will be:

  • Taking over of a project / vessel from the DCVe Operations team and handling of after delivery projects according to contract and agreements;
  • Introducing the DCVe Warranty process and procedures to customers;
  • Handling warranty matters in direct contact with customer representatives;
  • Purchasing the necessary products and services from third parties, including selecting quotations and conditions;
  • Monitoring of progress with regard to budget, quality and planning;
  • Supervising large scale repairs;
  • Pro-actively sharing feedback within DCVe as well as newbuilding yards improving the DCVe products (incl. Standardization);
  • Determining and/or approving additional and reduced work;
  • Drawing up (progress) reports and final evaluations;
  • Visiting clients and vessels under warranty.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you bring:

  • A MBO+ or HBO degree or thinking level in Mechanical Engineering or similar;
  • Approximately 5 years of working experience in a similar role as Project Engineer in the maritime sector, experience as Superintendent or as a Seafarer;
  • Experience in independently purchasing products and services;
  • Good communication skills in both Dutch and English;
  • Occasional travelling is part of this role.

What we offer

We want to make sure you’re happy in your role as Project Engineer. There are many opportunities to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA and that is why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities. All you have to do is grab them.

We offer:

  • A salary that matches your education and experience;
  • A challenging and dynamic work environment with short communication lines;
  • A pleasant informal working atmosphere;
  • Good secondary employment conditions, including a work from home policy;
  • 40 days of leave per year (based on full-time employment).


For further information, please get in touch with Michiel Daamen via 06-29422744

Opleidingsniveau: MBO/HBO
Carriereniveau: Medior
Trefwoorden: Waranty, Quality, Reliabilty, Progress Monitoring, Aftersales